It’s not always about Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Well, there’s even bigger! The much anticipated fight between both undefeated fighters Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev set for November 19, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena.
“The Kovalev-Ward fight, which was signed long ago but is contingent on each remaining undefeated through interim bouts, will take place Nov. 19 (HBO PPV) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” per Dan Rafael of ESPN.com
This is by far the biggest fight of both fighters who were listed inside the top 10 on anyone’s pound-pound list. Ward is undefeated in 29 bouts, 15 wins inside the distance, while Kovalev is undefeated with 29 wins, a draw, but with a mind boggling 26 stoppages, that’s 87 KO percentage.
Ward, 32, was the former middleweight champion and will move up to light heavyweight to fight Kovalev, 33, who held titles at the LH division.
Both men are expected to to have one bout prior to their 19th Nov. fight. They have to win accordingly in order to make the happen and to make the fight even bigger. I hope there’s no spoiler here. Kovalev is scheduled to face Isaac Chilemba on July 11, while Ward may fight on Aug. 6 in California.